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The Team

Sean Boyd
Chief Executive Officer

Experienced operations manager, Sean has owned his own businesses and was COO for a rapidly expanding global enterprise overseeing marketing, legal, HR and finance. 

Sir Prof. Ruggero Santilli
Senior Scientific Advisory Board Member

Dr. R. M. Santilli received the highest possible education in Italy, emigrated in the USA with his family in 1967 following an invitation from the University of Miami, Florida,to conduct research under NASA support, after which he was in the faculty of Boston University, MIT, and Harvard University under support from NASA, USAFOSR and DOE. From 1985 on, Dr. Santilli has been Professor of Physics and President of The Institute for Basic Research originally located within the compound of Harvard University and moved to Florida in 1989. Dr. Santilli became a U. S. Citizen in 1986. He is the author of 325 papers in mathematics, physics and chemistry published in refereed journals, has written 20 Ph. D. level monographs in various fields, the founder of three scientific journals and the editor of various journals. As part of our R&D team he will be invaluable to advance the many newly identified applications for BioChar in the  fields of material science, green energy storage, super capacitors, fuel cells and more.

Prof. Pinchas Mandell
President/Chief Scientist

A renaissance man, serial entrepreneur, visionary, and futurist that has lived, survived, and thrived in dozens of countries on 5 continents enabling him to see the big picture, and how everything is connected to everything else and all of us to each other making us all one. Prof. Mandell is head of R&D for our very extensive IP pipeline, and head of engineering in charge of manufacturing and scaling  production of the Kilns that produce BioChar.

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Dr. Udi Cantor M.D.
Environmental/Public Health Policy

Dr. Cantor is a specialist in General Surgery, Urological Surgery, and Trauma.  Head of both the Medical Policy Division & of the Care Safety Forum (and founder) at the Israel Medical Association (IMA). Director of the organ transplant unit Shiba Hospital (1978-1980), Instructor to Trauma Therapists – IDF Training Program, Director of the Trauma Unit, Haemek Hospital and also it's deputy director. Held many medical forum positions at the Ministry of health, and was senior medical adviser to Madanes; the largest medical liability insurance company, was Medical Director for Quantum Medical Center in Tel-Aviv, and is also involved in a number of advanced medical device development teams. For Tree of Life Biotech he is part of the R&D team for the many medical applications of Biochar and in charge of clinical trials. 

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Ari (Chari) Mashiah
Director of the BioChar 
Awareness Program
Dr. David Michaeli M.D.
Research Scientist

Ari aka Chari, is a world traveler and has called the San Juan Ridge in Northern California her home base for the past 8 years. She became a BioChar enthusiast, educator and ambassador after reading the book "Terra Preta" by Kathleen Draper which dramatically changed her life, and ever since, has been making literal tons of BioChar and educating people about the many benefits of BioChar by doing hands on live BioChar making workshops in her community, and around Northern California. Ari has joined our team and will direct our BioChar Awareness and farmer/rancher Training Program and will teach them how to optimize BioChar as part of the holistic farming approach used in Permaculture and Bio-Dynamic farming methods. Her rich experience and insights on new methods of inoculating BioChar before application will be invaluable.

Ari is also a BioChar activist working to connect organizations, NGO's, and local/state governments to cooperate & collaborate together in implementing BioChar as a major part of the solution for sustainable agriculture, food security, environmental cleanup, and climate change. To learn more visit and

Worked for Quantum Medical Centre for 10 years while also working at Belinson Hospital and for the last few years at Assaf Harofe Hospital as a neurosurgeon. He is also the original inventor of the MRI technology and the holder of many patents in the medical field. Dr. Michaeli is a pioneer in immune modulation therapy and it’s applications in treating Cancer, as well as a number of neurological diseases. His work with BioChar will focus on R&D on a wide range of medical application that we have identified for pharmaceutical grade BioChar.

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Kenneth Scherer
Advisory Board Member
Charlie Jacobs
Advisory Board Member
Liaison of Native American Affairs

Director of Fabrication Division

Ken has devoted his business to generating Biochar to assist eco restorative functions and aid in its conservation. Ken is on a mission to educate and inform those unaware of Biochar’s magical properties. His primary business is all about raising bugs to generate frass for inoculation blends to work in tandem with Biochar and has developed a proprietary low cost formula to increase the value of Biochar. Currently he is working at Brock Family Farm in Vina, CA demonstrating Biochar's unique capabilities in some of the worlds best soil known as Vina Loam.  He is also a Founder, Secretary and Interim Executive Director of the and board member for the Butte Environmental Council. Since his tenure with the Coalition he conducted 20+ Seminars in 3 states, showing others how to make and use Biochar for each and everyone’s unique situation! If you would like to learn more about inoculating Biochar, please visit KOFrass.Com


Charlie is a proud Haudenasaunee (Mohawk Nation) member of Snipe Clan from the Iroquois Confederacy, with a strong faith in traditional Kanonsesneh (Longhouse) beliefs. Is a father of four children and grandfather of eight. His interests include organic agriculture and permaculture practices using heirloom seeds that are cultivated and transferred from ancestral sources. As an experienced certified landscaper, garden designer, farmer and metalworker/fabricator, he enjoys networking to create opportunities for teaching others about sustainable, regenerative agricultural methods that move us away from the use of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other chemical inputs; while preserving our environment's health at the same time. His vision and passion is to encourage people to embrace agricultural methods that support food sovereignty throughout all communities by teaching them how to utilize greenhouse techniques as well as container gardening for year-round access to healthy foods. Charlie was a member of the International Iron-workers Union: 711 from 1979-2001, he is also an entrepreneur in various business entities including Jacobs Farms, Quebec INC.


His activities with Tree of Life Biotech will include director of fabrication division for the manufacturing of the proprietary kilns for the production of premium Biochar. He will also be liaison to the First Nation Tribes to onboard them into the USDA Carbon Soil Amendment Practice 336 which pays to apply Biochar to their farm lands and forests. In addition, he will also help in forging Joint Ventures with them for the manufacturing of Biochar utilizing dead or burned trees and other wood waste from their forest land as the feed-stock which will create many good jobs for the tribes and additional revenue streams.

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